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Custom Thermoforming and Conveyor Ovens

A proven leader in designing and manufacturing thermoforming and conveyor ovens.

Blasdel Enterprises’ thermoforming and conveyor ovens have uniform heating which is one of the most important elements in the thermoforming process.  Blasdel Enterprises designs and manufactures the most uniformly heated thermoforming ovens in the industry.  For over 39 years, we have been the leader in supplying infrared thermoforming ovens to the glass mat thermoplastic (GMT) and thermoplastic industry.  This same design is used for conveyor ovens that have parts horizontally conveyed.

Our thermoforming and conveyor ovens have precise temperature control and quick processing capabilities to allow for flexibility when processing multiple blank sizes.  The approximate cure cycle and optimal curing temperature required for manufacturing your part can be thoroughly evaluated prior to the design phase in our testing facility.  We have multiple ovens with different types of emitters to determine the best infrared emitter for your application.  Our thermoforming ovens are controlled using either PID temperature controllers or PLC systems which integrate with our conveyor controls.

Thermoforming Ovens

For maximum flexibility, you specify the design for zoning the heating zones to optimize your thermoforming process.  For example, if you are processing multiple part sizes, heating zones can be designed to be powered down, thus reducing your power load.

We utilize a heavy duty non-marking stainless steel belt.  An optional auxiliary exit conveyor adds to the system for prototyping or for quick unloading of parts.  We help you determine the number of indexing zones while keeping in mind your press time.  Blasdel’s thermoforming oven systems are used for heating, GMT, ABS, SMC, carbon fiber, reinforced fiberglass plastics, thermoplastics, and other substrates.  Our conveyorized oven systems integrate seamlessly with your thermoforming equipment.

Auxiliary Equipment

Additionally, Blasdel Enterprises designs and builds a pick and place robot for automatic loading.  With your input, the loader is designed either to load the oven from the front or side according to the specifications and layout of the thermoforming system. For situations where space is limited, Blasdel designs a shuttle system with the ability to load and unload from the same end.  A new automated press loader is used to safely load your press in thermoforming systems.

All Blasdel thermoforming equipment is custom designed to your needs and we work closely with your thermoforming process to insure that you are getting the best and correct equipment.  See some of our oven designs on YouTube.

Conveyor Ovens

These conveyor ovens work for a variety of different substrates.  The conveyor is integrated right into the framework for one piece of equipment.  Heating elements are arranged in the top or bottom or in both the top and bottom depending on your process.  Conveyor ovens are used for headliners, gasket sealing, adhesive curing, brake pad and brake shoe powder curing, and many other process that need to be conveyed horizontally. The one piece design makes installing very easy.

Used in these industries:

  • Automotive
  • Furniture
  • Headliners
  • Hot Tubs
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Storm Doors
  • Recreational Vehicles – RV
  • Boats
  • Heavy Trucks
  • HVAC

On substrates including:

  • Azdel
  • Carbon Fiber RTM
  • Fiberglass
  • Glass Mat Thermoplastic
  • GMT
  • Plastic
  • Polypropylene
  • Wood Fiber
  • Composites
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites

Schedule a test in our facility today.   Contact/Quotes  Blasdel Testing Lab

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